Investing in a Better Future: A Review of the Fiscal and Competitive Advantages of Smart Growth Development Patterns

This report by Mark Muro and Rober Puentes of the Brookings Institution, “makes the case that more compact development patterns and investing in projects to improve urban cores could save taxpayers money and improve overall regional economic performance. To that end, it relies on a review of the best academic empirical literature to weigh the extent to which a new way of thinking about growth and development can benefit governments, businesses, and regions during these fiscally stressed times.”

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